Month: June 2016

Barn Swallows Redux

Psalm 84. “The swallow (has found) a nest where she may lay her young.” Not far along Route 8, where the land slopes into a marsh and beavers constantly rebuild their dam, a ramshackle barn with peeling brown paint shelters an ancient black Model T. No one knows who is older, the barn, the Model…

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Casper and Irving

  In recent months I have enjoyed writing my blog set in Brant Lake, but I never explained how I found my way to this rural hamlet nestled in the Adirondack Mountains. The story begins when I encountered two elderly men, white hair blowing in the breeze, standing by the side of the road. I…

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